Bruce Merrill

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Vatican says private 'audience' in D.C. was with gay ex-student, not Kim Davis

A week after<p>Pope FrancismetKim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the Vatican on Friday suggested that she exploited the meeting to promote her views, denied that the pope fully supports her and cast doubt on her account of the …

Russia shipping tanks into Syria, in ‘first clear sign of offensive weapons’

Russia's military build-up in Syria has grown to include the shipment of a half-dozen highly sophisticated battle tanks -- and more troops -- a defense official told Fox News, in what the source called the "first clear sign of offensive weapons arriving in Syria."<p>The Pentagon has now tracked a …

Former F1 Driver Injured in Skiing Accident

Attacks Across Iraq Kill At Least 18, Including An Army General

Violence in Iraq has hit its highest levels since the sectarian fighting of 2006-7, which killed tens of thousands of people. More than 8,000 people have been killed this year, according to the United Nations.<p>A suicide bomber killed at least eight soldiers, including a brigadier general and three …

Beirut blast: Ex-minister Mohamad Chatah buried

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1040000/1040045_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691187_d79e598087fd0b7329d92602b7bfeac9<p><b>The funeral of the Lebanese former minister and opposition figure Mohamad Chatah, who was killed by a car bomb on Friday, has taken place in …

Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions

TEHRAN — More than two-thirds of the Iranian parliament has signed on to a bill that would accelerate Iran’s<p>nuclear programifCongressadopts new sanctions legislation, official news agencies said.<p>The bill would direct Iran's nuclear agency to enrich uranium to 60%, close to the 90% needed for the …

Air Evacuation Is Being Considered For Antarctic Passengers

The crew and expedition leaders aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy are considering an air evacuation of the passengers on board the ship, which is stuck in Antarctic ice.<p>As we've reported, two different vessels with ice breaking equipment have been dispatched to rescue the ship but both have had to …

The NSA Has A Way To Intercept Computers Mid-Shipment And Install Spyware On Them

According to the report, TAO dabbles in a lot of spying activities, but there are a few that stand out as especially invasive.<p>First, the TAO program can intercept hardware like laptops before they're shipped to a user and install malware on the devices that let spies track the owner. The process is …

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Suicide bomber kills several at train station in Russia

<b>MOSCOW</b> - A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more, officials …

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The Rules of Drone Warfare

Here’s a pair of perspectives on the military utility—and accuracy—of U.S. drone attacks, which have become an increasingly common tool in the war on …